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Has the 7D2 spec changed your mind to buy ? ? ?

 
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Sep 25, 2014 07:46 |  #46

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It's a new toy. ..and I want it !

Now that's the first response I've seen yet with real truth and knowledge behind it !!! :)


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Sep 25, 2014 10:12 |  #47

I've been considering the 5D3 - the 6D af just isn't enough for what I do. But the 7D2 may be the ticket - I'll probably get one and try to save up for a 5D3 (and/or hope the 5D4 comes out and get a price drop on the 5D3. :) ) I think the 5D3/7D2 combo will keep me happy for the next 10 years.


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Sep 25, 2014 10:19 |  #48

I need an "all in one crop body". and for me, going back to 12 stops of DR from 14.1 simply isn't worth it... I'm happy where I am right now.


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Sep 25, 2014 15:17 |  #49

When Canon released the G11 they backed off the mpix from 15 to 10 to control noise. With Sony/Nikon/Pentax having 24 mpix I don't think this was an option this time. Why aren't Canon producing sensors of that count ? ? ?
Lots of posters were demanding the better sensor pre 7D2 release. Canon has quashed a lot of the haters with such an AF rich feature set, and it probably cost them a whole lot less to include than a new sensor..........


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Sep 25, 2014 16:20 |  #50

I wanted a solid, reliable backup body to my 6D. And under $2k. I wasn't waiting for the 7D2 like most people, but with rumours getting more and more heated, I decided to wait just a little before springing for another 6D. Glad I did, and now have the 7D2 on order. I feel like it will be a very solid addition to my kit and will allow me to do even more work, especially when I won't be held back by the 6Ds autofocus.


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Sep 26, 2014 03:19 |  #51

I am an amateur and cannot fully understand the specs. I used to own the 70d and was one of the unlucky early adopters to have had some focussing problems.

With the exception of the 65 point af, does the new 7D markII inherit the same autofocus mechanism as the 70d? I have blamed myself too many times over out of focus pictures when it was the 70d's fault, I proved it by taking test shots in a controlled environment. Trying to avoid another similar headache...

Also, without the touch screen, would it be possible to quickly position the focus on a specific person while shooting video? I really liked this feature in the 70d. It is sad and unbelievable that Canon would not add a touch screen feature in a camera body in this price bracket...

Thanks in advance.




  
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Sep 26, 2014 04:08 |  #52

I seem to collect cameras and lenses like my mom collected little spoons. Each camera eventually falls into a specific use pattern, example my Canon G1X Mk ii does product photography, the G1X Mk i does solely timelapse via CHDK. The 6D and A7s Milky Way, the modded T2i DSO's. The 70D almost always used for macro, and so on.
The 7Dii is in my opinion made specifically for sports and wildlife so I'll aim it at birds. After it gets here in November I'll start wondering what my 5diii will be for.
I didn't take the pre-order plunge until I read about its FPS and AF system--both can only help me with BIFs. I was honestly shocked that it didn't have WiFi but WiFi won't bring in the birds :)
We'll see about its weatherproofing...too many stories of even 5Diii's failing in the rain, so I won't give too much credence to Canon's 4x better claim over the 7Di.
Dual card slots is always a positive, let's hope the write speed of the SD is not crippled like in the 5Diii.
I think the concerns over ISO will turn out silly. The sensor is obviously modeled after the 70D's and its ISO performance is great.


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Sep 26, 2014 04:24 |  #53

I have a T2i, 60D and a 7D and for things like family dinners, outings and general get-togethers, I'll just take the SX20 along. I don't have to lug a camera and a couple of lenses around and it's great for those 4x6 snapshots.


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Sep 26, 2014 05:12 |  #54

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17178371 (external link)
I seem to collect cameras and lenses like my mom collected little spoons. Each camera eventually falls into a specific use pattern, example my Canon G1X Mk ii does product photography, the G1X Mk i does solely timelapse via CHDK. The 6D and A7s Milky Way, the modded T2i DSO's. The 70D almost always used for macro, and so on.
The 7Dii is in my opinion made specifically for sports and wildlife so I'll aim it at birds. After it gets here in November I'll start wondering what my 5diii will be for.
I didn't take the pre-order plunge until I read about its FPS and AF system--both can only help me with BIFs. I was honestly shocked that it didn't have WiFi but WiFi won't bring in the birds :)
We'll see about its weatherproofing...too many stories of even 5Diii's failing in the rain, so I won't give too much credence to Canon's 4x better claim over the 7Di.
Dual card slots is always a positive, let's hope the write speed of the SD is not crippled like in the 5Diii.
I think the concerns over ISO will turn out silly. The sensor is obviously modeled after the 70D's and its ISO performance is great.

Don't forget that the 7D2 has an onboard intervalometer, that might help you as well. :)


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Sep 26, 2014 05:42 |  #55

^yeah can you belive it! It's the only real reason I put Magic Lantern on the 6d. It's a small thing but a nice touch regardless.


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Sep 26, 2014 06:09 |  #56

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17178427 (external link)
^yeah can you belive it! It's the only real reason I put Magic Lantern on the 6d. It's a small thing but a nice touch regardless.

It will allow me to sell my $25 wired intervalometer at least. :)


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Sep 26, 2014 06:12 |  #57

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17176611 (external link)
(hopefully unfettered by the metering system, unlike the 7D)

My biggest heart burn with the 7D




  
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Sep 26, 2014 06:58 |  #58

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17176611 (external link)
These are the specs that interest me over all the 7Ds I had in the past:
- dual card slots
- 10fps (hopefully unfettered by the metering system, unlike the 7D)
- very large buffer (31 raw)
- 65 AF points across quite a bit of the frame
- Revised AF system and algorithm over the 7D
- AF configuration ala 1D and 5D3
- Exposure compensation for auto ISO in manual
- f8 focusing
- better noise characteristics than the 7D (black spots, sparklies after bringing exposure up, etc)
- body layout very similar to what I shoot now
- better OOC JPG files
- MFA for both ends of a zoom lens

:)

For me, I would add the expanded bracketing range and intervalometer. ML routinely crashes my 7D, so I am glad that I don't have to rely on them for these features, which I will actually use. The AF system is really the news here, however.

I will certainly get one, but I am waiting to see if there are any early-production problems, like we have seen with other bodies. Meanwhile, I am enjoying reading the manual (downloaded from Canon Europe). I will carry on with my 7D in the meantime (even though it must be broken, since I seem to be able to take sharp, detailed photos with its crap sensor ;)).


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Sep 26, 2014 07:01 |  #59

Yeah, I would probably send that 7D in to have it fixed, it doesn't sound right.


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Sep 26, 2014 07:30 |  #60

I will buy more glass before I change my 7D for a mark II. And then the 7D2 prices will drop, but then I'll be waiting for the mark iii :)


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